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in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the credit card holders skirted spending lim
& e. >>> another top executive has gone from the port of oakland of questionable spending of public money. ktvu's noelle walker tell us, the port finally released a report that we have been asking for for months. >> reporter: the board sat on a special session, at the end of the session they released this. two internal reports revealing funds. >> we don't typically release audit reports. >> reporter: the port's acting director tell us it's the transfer of the port to a more transparent organization. more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts might violate state and federal laws. that some unsubstanciated expenses were found. >> we're going to look at it. make sure mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> reporter: the internal investigation reveals misuse of company credit cards. one in houston rein a second one in minneapolis. the report does not investigate cafe juliet. >> they looked at the role of port employees and whether port employees conducted anything that violated port policies. and they determined that that did not take place. >>> a port spokesman told me today the two men
at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreement. workers say the latest contract fight in l.a. is about more than money. >> we have got big companies that are outsourcing good jobs and hurting families, and i think people are fed up with it. >> well, it's too soon to say
the local three port strike. >> there's got to be some sort of unity. you've got to stand by your values in anything you do. >> reporter: the wharf is quiet tonight, but crabbers are hoping that will change soon. the crab association president would not talk about what the price spread was, but did say the fishermen were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establ
. rethink possible. >>> the port of oakland could soon be dealing with another strike. but this time it's concession workers at the airport threatening to walk off the job during one of the busiest times of year. ktvu's eric rasmussen to explain why the dispute center who are not part of the union. >> reporter: we're told that 1/3 of the service workers are nonunion. and at least half of them have said that they've been threatened or even fired for going to a union. and tonight they made that threat loud and clear. outside port of oakland headquarters. more than two dozen union members demanded what they called justice for about 100 nonunion coworkers at the airport who share their stories with board members upstairs. >> i don't get my break until 10 pháeups before i have to leave. >> without sick days, without over time pay, without breaks. >> reporter: arkeema says she was fired from subway at the oakland airport for complaining about conditions on the job. >> who's going to support me? i have to pay my rent. i have to pay my food. i dropped all my classes. >> reporter: local 2850 ha
and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are on that tree. >>> and the group is putting together last minute preparations they say the event will go on rain or shine. the parade k
day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law enforcement, and the general public. >> reporter: he apologized
at the ports of los angeles and long beach. workers walked off of their jobs last week in a 2-1/2 year long contract fight. no word on how chose -- how close both sides are. some containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be immediately legal for
about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday
this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> the west coast's largest port complex stands at a stand still tonight as workers picket. the strike is costing up to $1 billion a day. cargo ships sit idle, unable to unload. dock workers have refused to cross their picket lines. >>> the suspense continues tonight for those waiting to see whether the u.s. supreme court will take up california's proposition 8, that's the voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. the justices could have announced today they were not going to take up the issue, but they didn't address the case. now the wait continues until friday. the justices are being asked to reveal an appeal's court decision, overturning prop 8. if the court declines to review the case, gay and lesbian couples will have the right to legally marry in california. >>> the royal family confirmed the pregnancy today. it's been 18 months since william and kate exchanged marriage vows. the palace hasn't given a due date. officials would only say she is not yet through her first trimester. the duchess was briefly hospitalized, but has since been r
the announcement today for the ports of los angeles and long beach. experts say the shut down costs an estimated $1 billion a day. >>> in news of the world tonight, in egypt more than 100,000 people protested outside the presidential palace in cairo. they call it the last warning and some of them actually breeched the palace walls. the protesters are furious at president morsi over broad powers. they want to force him from office just like they did with former president mumbarak nearly a year ago. >>> large waves and strong winds are battering a cargo ship off the coast of istanbul. the shift is drifting in heavy surf and there's black smoke pouring out. another ship that was carrying coal sank in the storm. one crew member is confirmed dead, nine others are missing. a rescue boat hit rocks and also sank. >>> an in guatemala software company founder turned up today in guatemala city. he says he used a double to get out of belize and plans to file for asylum. one official in belize says they do not try to plan to extradite him. >>> facebook said today it will not use information from photos automati
that they deeply regret the announcement. >>> crisis averted for now. a potentially crippling port strike is put on hold. what the two sides agree to today and how long it will last. >>> i'm still tracking some rain across parts of the bay area. coming up where the heaviest rain is falling right now. also shower chances for your saturday. >>> and a wide array of champane is a sure sign that new year's is here. how san francisco is getting ready. >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a t
no plans to rebuild the tank. >>> the ports that would be affected by a strike handle an estimated 40% of the nation's containerized cargo. and some experts say a work stoppage would have a chilling effect on the nation's economy. >>> the transportation security administration says it confiscated a record number of firearm this is year at u.s. airports. the latest figures from tsa shows 1,527 guns were confiscated. the tsa doesn't keep track of what happens to the people after the weapons are found. local law enforcement agencies handle any arrest. a tsa spokesman also reported a passenger traveling from jfk airport in new york tried to take 26 stun guns on a flight in his carry on bag. >>> the best places for men to live, according to men's health magazine san jose is the second best place with high marks for health and sentence. san francisco came in third. rankings were based on 38 tkáeufrpbt criteria. boise idaho came in first -- different criteria. boise idaho came in first. >>> the saints take on bowling green and win. what's next for the team and the challenge ahead. >>> the s
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